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June 11, 2010 16:24 ET

Get a Kick Out of This! kgb 542542 Text Answer Service and Its New Web Site, kgb Answers, Are Game to Answer All World Cup Questions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 11, 2010) -  The World Cup kicks off today as 32 nations will compete for soccer's most coveted trophy -- and kgb's 542542 text answer service and its new Web site, kgb Answers, are the places for all World Cup questions and info.

kgb's 542542 text answer service is powered by thousands of Special Agents who provide quick, accurate answers to any question at a cost of 99 cents per question.

In addition to texting kgb for all your World Cup questions, fans can also visit kgb Answers at and check out the service's most-asked soccer queries for free. Site visitors can search kgb's vast database of millions of questions and answers at no charge. kgb is featuring World Cup-related content to showcase the extensive variety of questions users ask the service -- and the top-quality answers that kgb Agents research in response.

Among the most popular World Cup questions asked of kgb to date are (answers provided through the links below):

Who is most likely to win the World Cup this year?

In what year was the World Cup trophy stolen?

Is David Beckham playing in the World Cup this year?

What team has the most World Cups?

When did the World Cup first start?

During the World Cup, what language do the referees speak?

About kgb

Kgb is a privately held, New York-based company and the world's largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. During its fifteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful and recognizable retail brands in the telecommunications and enhanced information services sector. kgb's European retail brands include The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which have the largest market share in their respective markets. kgb is also the largest and fastest-growing independent wholesale directory assistance service provider in the U.S.

kgb has pioneered the provision of a broad range of wholesale and retail information services beyond traditional directory assistance services, including call completion, movie listings, train schedules, price comparisons and "Ask Us Anything" service across multiple platforms, including mobile and landline phones, SMS and the Internet. In 2009 kgb launched its flagship text answer service, 542542 (kgbkgb) following the success of kgb's similar "Ask Us Anything" premium text answer service in the United Kingdom. Early in 2010, kgb extended the brand to the Web with the launch of, a site where users can search the vast kgb database of questions and answers, or ask their own question directly to a kgb Agent. Also in 2010, kgb harnessed its vast database of hyperlocal directory assistance information to launch, a group buying service that brings its members a daily discount on a city's most popular products and services; initially launched in New York, Paris, and London. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered nearly a billion questions.

The World Cup is the registered trademark of FIFA and the use of that name in this press release, in addition to the use of the names of various World Cup participants, does not imply endorsement of kgb or of the service described in this press release.

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